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Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging

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Edwardsville, Kansas
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Big cat sanctuary nestled in the Ozark Mountains 6 miles south of Eureka Springs. Several different lodging opportunities that allow you to sit on the deck and listen to big cats caroling and calling in the darkness 50 yards away. Sitting in the hot tub or by the fire ring in the cool mountain air listening to the sounds of...

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Thank Bob N
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

This place is not only a refuge for the cats, it's a refuge for people. Very relaxing! Hot tub was clean and so refreshing. So was the room. Fridge was stocked with breakfast food and juice. Rooms all have a great safari feeling. Perfect feel for the perfect place !! We definitely will go and stay there again. Waking up...

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We were pleasantly surprised. After several trips to Africa we really enjoyed sleeping in a safari tent and listening to the lions. Brought back good memories. Tents are as nice as most motel rooms with continental breakfast in your own fridge. Nice to sit on deck have coffee and listen.

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Mountain Home, Arkansas
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a gift to my friend who just retired I paid for a night in the Safari Tent. There was four of us and we had a great time. We had visited Turpentine Creek before and had always said it would be cool to spend the night so we finally did. To see all the work from one year to...

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Springfield, Missouri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the unique "African Jungle" decor of the Safari Lodges, to the friendly staff, and the "caroling" of the Big Cats ... it's a very informative and enlightening experience. I was extremely impressed with the knowledge and compassion of each employee ... they truly love the animals and their job. It shows. We're planning another trip ASAP.

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Thank terrybethbower5
TCWR_Team_Member, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

Dear terrynethbower5, Thank you for sharing your experience visiting Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge! Our TCWR team is constantly making an effort to educate the public about where these animals come from and what they've been through. Please continue to spread the word about TCWR so you can "Help Us, Help Them!" Chuffs & Purrs

Lone Jack, Missouri
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a covered outdoor deck with a table and chairs off the back of the lodge. There is a large deck in the front shared by the other rooms with a table and a nice hot tub too! The beds, sheets and pillows were super comfortable! Immaculately clean! The shower was small and there was no bathtub so if...

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Thank crazyh0rseranch
TCWR_Team_Member, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

Dear CrazyhOrseranch, Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us in TCWR's Zulu Safari lodge Kalahari. Please continue to spread the word of our mission so you can "Help Us, Help Them!" Chuffs & Purrs Miranda Smith Hospitality Coordinator

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in one of the adults only lodges. They are decorated as if on the Serengeti. Clean and comfortable with in-room Wi-Fi, flat-screen tv and dvd player. There was a small refrigerator stocked with fruit cups, muffins, oatmeal, and juice boxes and there was a microwave and disposable dishes/flatware. The hot tub was private to the five lodges and...

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TCWR_Team_Member, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

Dear shezarley, Thank you for the review and telling others about your experience staying with us at our Zulu Safari lodges. We like to call the safari lodges "Africa in the Ozark's!" Please continue to spread the word about Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuges mission so you can "Help Us, Help Them!" We'll see you next time. Chuffs and Purrs Miranda...

Sheridan, Oregon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the Seringeti Suite. We parked the car in front of our room and noticed there was an enclosure RIGHT NEXT to our room. There were two tigers, Poncho and Montana. We went into our room and opened up the blinds and there were the tigers. Then within minutes the Lions began to carol to each other. So...

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TCWR_Team_Member, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

Dear akdave70, Thank you so much for sharing your experience staying with us at Turpentine Creek. Our Siberian suite is our most popular accommodation because our guests can view Montana and Poncho from the comfort of their suite. We can't wait for you to visit our furry friends again and we hope you continue to spread the word about our...

Marked Tree, Arkansas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my third trip and each time it just gets better. Everything just keeps getting better with the newest additions to the lodging and as always the lodging to us is better than a "FIVE STAR" hotel. The staff is so accommodating and helpful with needs an quick to answer any questions - we had plenty of them this...

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TCWR_Team_Member, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

Dear Rosemary1126, Thank you so much for the positive review. At Turpentine Creek we are constantly working on improving our facilities as well as our guests experience. Please continue to "Help Us, Help Them" by spreading the word about our mission! Chuffs & Purrs Miranda Smith Hospitality Coordinator

Aberdeen, North Carolina
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The rooms are so cozy ! And the experience was amazing. Being around the large cats is something you will not soon forget. All the staff were very willing to give any information you ask. Take a visit , it will stay with you when you leave.

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TCWR_Team_Member, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

Dear Randy R, Thank you for staying with us! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope you continue to spread the word about our mission so you can "Help Us, Help Them!" Chuffs and Purrs Hospitality Coordinator Miranda Smith

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is a walk through facility is open at 9:00 AM every day of the year (except Christmas Day). We now have twenty-seven natural habitat areas, where our 6 black bears and many of our cats can run and play on the grass and under the trees; this is our ultimate goal for all of our Big Cats. All of our cats are beautiful, special and loved very much. Each one has his/her own story to tell and you are sure to find a favorite or two among them. Our prices: Adults - $15.00. Children 4-12, seniors 65 and over, and veterans - $10.00. Children 3 and under admitted free of charge. Our group rates are: Bus Drivers and Guides are always free. Groups of 6-10 / $1.00 off each admission; groups of 11-20 / $2.00 off each admission; groups 21-30 / $3.00 off each admission; groups over 30 / $4.00 off each admission. Your admission is good for all day, and includes a walking tour of our newly opened natural habitat areas as well as a self-guided tour of the cats in our main compound. The time you spend in the main compound can vary from 10 minutes to over an hour, depending upon how much time you spend in front of one cage or another. The walking tour of the habitat areas is about a 30 minute guided tour and they are scheduled every hour on the hour from 11:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. The self-guided portion is all walking, but there are benches throughout to rest. We do have a wheel chair to borrow if needed. The guided tour is also walking, unless special assistance is needed and we can accommodate people with a riding tour on our cart (which carries five maximum). For large groups we will be happy to put one of our staff on your bus to give you a guided tour of the large habitat areas upon special request. Most of our staff are Biologists or Zoologists that come from all over the world to learn how to work with the Big Cats. Our tree house bungalow rents for $150/night for two, $15.00 extra for each additional person 5 or older. It sleeps two on a "clicker sofa" downstairs, and it has two twin beds tucked under the eaves in the loft. Generally, it is comfortable for 2 adults and 2 children. Although small, it also has full kitchen facilities, a wrap-around deck and is quiet and secluded. The cats are located only a few yards away in some of the larger enclosures. Children under 5 years old are not allowed in Tree House due to TCWR's safety policy. Our two Bed & Big Cat suites can accommodate up to four people, with a queen size bed and fold-down clicker couch. Price is$150.00/night for two, $15.00 extra for each additional person 3 or older. Babies are welcome at no additional charge. Both rooms have cats right outside the window, and are open year-round. The Safari Guest Lodge (adults only) is now taking reservations to complete your adventure at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Each Room is designed for 2 adults and rents for $150.00 per night. Overlooking the sprawling Eureka Springs Valley, with beautiful sunrises and magnificent sunsets and the caroling of the Big Cats. There are five unique cabins. Rent one or all five units if available. They are perfect to accommodate small groups if you choose to spend time with friends, family, small business retreats, workshops and wedding parties. Each room has an exceptional personality, along with snugly spa robes, luxurious bedding and linens, coffees and coffee pots, continental breakfast, color TV / DVD player, refrigerators and microwaves and clock radios. For rainy days or after hours, the rooms also have their own collection of favorite games and books. Cast iron fireplaces and air conditioning keeps you comfortable during the changing seasons too. Each room is also furnished with African Drums for those who care to start a drumming! Along with the spacious hot tub, the units share a 40' Octagonal Deck, complete with a charming covered Gazebo and Fire Pit. Tables and chairs surround the area for comfortable relaxing or light dining. These units are intended for adults only due to TCWR's safety policy. The price of your overnight visit includes unlimited access to our main compound during daylight hours for the length of your stay. We also have a small RV Park that can accommodate up to 7 recreational vehicles. Rates are $25.00/night plus regular admission to the Refuge on a daily basis. Or, a Family Membership may be purchased for $50.00, allowing unlimited visits to the Refuge throughout the year. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging

Address: 239 Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs, AR 72632-9185
Region: United States > Arkansas > Eureka Springs
Price Range: €78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge Bb Hotel Eureka Springs
Turpentine Creek Bb Arkansas
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“The tent is very close to the grounds and tour area. The lodge's are a bit further out if you want a quieter location.”
colleens796, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the Serengheti - bed was comfortable & coffee is provided.”
terrybethbower5, 5 May 2017 | Read review
“Shower is small and no tub so if you're a bigger person then choose the Siberian Bengal Suite.”
  • Plush towels! Small shower.
  • At night with the curtains closed - very comfy beds, sheets and pillows!
crazyh0rseranch, 1 May 2017 | Read review
“They have accomodations for families, but if you are traveling without children, choose one of the lodges.”
shezaharley, 30 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Lodging , peace and quietness and views are the greatest. All are well maintained and accommodating.”
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